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Owens to host free career-planning workshops July 8 - Aug. 19
Area residents are invited to explore career options and gain advice on making the first steps toward a new career as Owens Community College presents several free workshops as part of a “Discovering Career Choices” program being offered in July and August.

Presented by Owens’ Career Services Office, the one-hour seminars will be held in the College Hall Career Center Room 151.  

The workshops are free and open to the public, however, registration is required due to space limitations. The programs will be held July 8 from 1 to 2 p.m.; July 20 from 3 to 4 p.m.; and Aug. 19 from 5 to 6 p.m.

“The ‘Discovering Career Choices’ workshop is a great opportunity for area residents to receive assistance in matching their career-relevant interests and abilities with potential career fields that maximize their talents,” said Gentry Dixon, Owens Coordinator of Student and Alumni Placement.

During the event, attendees will have the opportunity to explore various career paths by participating in a personal interest inventory program designed to match identified interests with occupations and what possible educational majors they could pursue at an academic institution. Additionally, attendees will receive career-specific literature and Web site information from Career Services representatives.

For more information or to register, call 567-661-7501 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7501.


Reunions planned
The Waite High School class of 1989 will hold a 20-year class reunion Sept. 18 and 19.

The event will start the 18th at the Waite vs. Clay football game. The following evening, a dinner dance will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn at Levis Commons from 6 p.m. to midnight.

Tickets are $50 per person. For more information, contact Marcee Pettingill Brazier at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Organizers also have sites on Facebook and qlubb.

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The Waite High School class of 1959 will hold a 50-year reunion Oct. 2-4.
On Friday Oct. 2 at 5 p.m., the classmates will tour Waite High School and then attend the Homecoming football game against Bowsher, leaving after halftime to head to Oak Shade Grove’s clubhouse in Oregon for sandwiches, drinks and fun.

The next day, classmates will meet at the Hilton Garden Inn in Levis Commons in Perrysburg at 6 p.m. The evening will include hors d’oeuvres, drinks (cash bar), dinner and dancing, with music provided by Cruisin’ Zeake. The cost is $50 per person. Reservations are due by Aug. 15.

On Oct. 4, alumni who want one last get-together will meet for a brunch at the Hilton Garden Inn. The cost for brunch is $12.95 per person. 

Organizers are still looking for a number of classmates. Alumni and those who know of the whereabouts of classmates may call Carol Simmons Deal at 419-693-9809 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Nominees sought
Penta Career Center is searching for successful individuals for its annual Outstanding Alumni Awards.

Since its inception in 1993, the prestigious awards have been presented to 98 Penta alumni. Recipients of Penta’s 2009 Outstanding Alumni Awards will be honored at a special banquet at the high school on Nov. 4.

The Outstanding Alumni Awards are bestowed to individuals who have completed a career-technical program at Penta Career Center (formerly known as Penta County Vocational School) and who are currently working in a successful career. Nominees must have completed a high school or adult education program at Penta before 1999.

Applications are available by calling 419-661-6351, or via download from the Penta Web site at www.pentacareercenter.org (click on “Alumni”). The deadline for completed applications is Aug. 14.


Electrical engineering tech program
Terra Community College is now offering a program that gives electrical engineering students a smart and economical way to get started.

The Electrical Engineering Technology program is designed for the student who plans to transfer to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Five new electrical courses have been approved by the state to transfer to other colleges and universities in the state and many other courses are already in Terra’s transfer module.

“The cost of higher education continues to rise,” said Denny Setzler, associate professor of industrial electricity. “This transfer program will give many students the opportunity to pursue a bachelor’s degree without a mountain of debt.”

The electrical engineering major includes more advanced electrical concepts and higher levels of math and physics. The five new courses include DC Circuits, AC Circuits, Digital Circuits, Electronics and Microprocessors.

Registration for fall semester is under way.

For more information on the electrical engineering technology program at Terra, call Kathy Elchert of the Technology and Workforce Development Division at 419-559-2385.

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